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Colleges teach influencer courses as creators earn $100,000 a year

November 16, 2023

You may notice as you scroll through Instagram or TikTok that a young person is gushing about a cool new product that has made his or her life immeasurably better. Some of those people may be getting paid for that—and colleges are now offering courses to attract students interested in pursuing careers in the emerging field of social influencing, reports Newsweek.

The phenomenon is growing and attracting more entrants as it becomes more lucrative. In April, Goldman Sachs estimated that, over the next five years, the global “creator economy” would grow from $250 billion to $480 billion. The investment bank said that about 4% of creators worldwide earn a decent living, generating income upwards of $100,000 a year.

As more creators and influencers get in on the action, the competition for eyeballs is growing—and those who can build sizeable audiences will flock to places they can choose to work for platforms that can make them money.

“As a result, we expect some element of a ‘flight to quality,’ whereby creators will prioritize platforms with stability, scale, and monetization potential,” Eric Sheridan, Goldman’s senior equity research analyst, says.

Colleges are offering to train those interested in turning their social media presence into money-earning platforms.

UCLA Extension, for example, has a class for Fall 2023 that promises to teach students “how to establish credibility as an expert” and “build a genuine and significant” following using “methods of promoting that expertise through media and messages that match talents and markets” for a $525 for five weeks of classes.

Other colleges have begun to offer such courses—and even majors—focused on training potential influencers, pointing to an interest among students for such training.

Duke University in North Carolina has had a course “Building Global Audiences”, that, according to Bloomberg, taught students how to build up their presence online. Natalia Hauser, who attended the class, told the outlet that she can make thousands from partnerships with brands and found the class helpful in becoming a better business person when dealing with companies.

“I don’t think people understand how much money is in this industry,” Hauser said. “It involves a lot of negotiation and business.”

Professor Aaron Dinin, who taught the class at Duke, believes this is where the world has evolved to as more and more people are glued to their phones and look for information via social media platforms.

“There’s a lot of entrepreneurial opportunity and a lot of reach,” he told Bloomberg.

Similar courses can be found at campuses around the country, such as at the

Robert Kozinets—who teaches “Influencer Relations” at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California—told ABC‘s Good Morning America in September that his classes look at influencers as a phenomenon and do not give specific instructions on how to be one.

“I don’t think you can teach someone to have that ‘je ne sais quoi’ charisma, and that stage presence,” Kozinets said. “I think what you can teach is the mechanics of some persuasion, understanding contracts, understanding the nuts and bolts of the industry, understanding how all those pieces fit together.”

Success in such an industry comes from the ability of influencers to strike deals with brands, with getting a piece of advertising share or the creation of their own brands for sales as being other avenues for revenue.

YouTube, one of the platforms popular with influencers, generated $35 billion last year for America’s economy through its “creative ecosystem”, according to Oxford Economics.

“YouTube’s creative ecosystem supported more than 390,000 full-time equivalent jobs in the US,” they said. Other platforms that tend to proliferate with influencers include video-friendly platforms, such as Meta‘s Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok.

Goldman Sachs believes that “incumbent platforms” are more popular for creators.

“Goldman Sachs Research sees more creators moving to these platforms as competition heats up for their content and audiences—particularly as macroeconomic uncertainty impacts brand spending and as rising interest rates pressure funding for emerging platforms,” the investment bank said.

Research contact: @Newsweek

GOP’s plan to fund Israeli war with IRS cuts raises questions

November 1, 2023

A Republican plan to fund an aid package to Israel via cuts to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) budget has sparked a debate among politicians, experts, and commentators, reports Newsweek.

Under the leadership of new House speaker Mike Johnson, the U.S. House of Representatives seeks to provide $14.3 billion in aid to Israel by cutting funding to the revenue service for the United States federal government—which is responsible for collecting U.S. federal taxesusing some of the increased funding earmarked for it through President Joe Biden‘s Inflation Reduction Act.

Responding, some have raised concerns that Republicans are using the aid as a political opportunity to cut funding to the IRS. Typically, Congress doesn’t cut funding elsewhere to make room for emergency aid or spending.

Indeed, under Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, the agency’s funding was boosted by $80 billion to improve taxpayer services and pay for more enforcement actions against wealthy tax cheats. But, due to Republican opposition, Biden and House Republicans agreed to repeal roughly $20 billion of that $80 billion as part of a deal in May.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre issued a statement accusing Republicans of “politicizing national security” and calling their bill a non-starter.

Meanwhile, Rosa DeLauro, the ranking Democratic representative on the House Appropriations Committee, said in a statement: “House Republicans are setting a dangerous precedent by suggesting that protecting national security or responding to natural disasters is contingent upon cuts to other programs.”

Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement, “Support for defending Israel should not come with conditions…When your neighbor’s house is on fire, you don’t haggle over the price of the garden hose,” she wrote.

Meanwhile,  Biden initially had requested the House pass a $106 billion package that would include aid for Israel, Ukraine, and border security.

Johnson, who voted against aid for Ukraine before he was elected House speaker last week, had said he wanted aid to Israel and Ukraine to be handled separately. He has said he wants more accountability for money that has been sent to Kyiv and that supporting Israel in the aftermath of the Hamas attack on October 7 should be the U.S.’s top security priority.

“I understand their priority is to bulk up the IRS, but I think if you put this to the American people and they weigh the two needs, I think they’re going to say standing with Israel and protecting the innocent over there is in our national interest and is a more immediate need than IRS agents,” Johnson said in a Fox News interview.

At an event on Monday at the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center, Senator Mitch McConnell urged support for Ukraine.

“Right now, loud voices on both sides of the aisle are suggesting that American Fleadership isn’t worth the cost. Some say our support for Ukraine comes at the expense of more important priorities, but as I’ve said every time I’ve got the chance, it’s a false choice,” he said. “America is a global superpower with global interests, and enemies of democracy around the world like nothing more than to outlast our resolve to resist Russian aggression.”

The House Rules Committee is expected to consider the Republican Israel bill on Wednesday, November 1. It will need bipartisan support to become law.

Research contact: @Newsweek

Hysterics as golden retriever watches scary movie with her ’emotional support pillow’

September 15, 2023

A puppy called Ellie has melted hearts on social media after a video of her reaction to watching a scary movie with her owner went viral, reports Newsweek.

In the video shared on TikTok on Sunday, September 10, by her owner, Connor, under the username @elliestiktokfeed, the golden retriever can be seen lying down on an armchair in front of the TV watching Jurassic Park with her owner. As a scary scene pops up on the screen, Ellie can be seen hugging and biting her pillow, as if looking for some moral support.

The hilarious clip, which was quickly viewed by millions of people across social media, comes with a caption that reads: “Scary movies with Ellie: part 1.

e puppy’s owner told Newsweek: “Ellie is a golden retriever from Toronto, Canada, born in Prince Edward Island, Canada. I got her on December 28, 2022 so she is almost nine months old, and it was the best decision I ever made.

“She has quite the personality, from woofing at me whenever I try to tell her no, trying to jump on top of and dominate my partner’s Great Danes, to sitting down beside me on the couch to watch TV. She’s my best pal, and I don’t know what I would do without her.”

If you have a dog, you have probably caught them staring at your TV like Ellie, but have you ever wondered whether they can see what’s on it? It turns out that dogs not only make out what’s on TV, but also can tell if there is another canine in the program that they are watching.

Research shows that dogs are able to recognize other canines visually. A study on animal cognition published in Science Daily in 2013 found that nine dogs were able to distinguish others, regardless of breed, among pictures of other species by using visual cues alone.

However, even though they can see what’s on TV, they don’t picture it the way we do. According to animal website PetMD, a dog’s eyes are very different from human ones. Their vision isn’t as sharp as ours, and experts describe it as being “closer to 20/75 than 20/20,” which, PetMD says “may explain why they prefer to sit closer to the TV than we do, it helps keep the images sharp.”

Dogs also see colors differently. While it is not true that they can see only black and white, according to the American Kennel Club, dogs have dichromatic vision, which means they can discern only two colors, blue and yellow, and shades of these.

The video quickly went viral on social media, getting viewers from across TikTok. It has so far received over 15.3 million views and more than 2.7 million likes on the platform.

Research contact: @Newsweek

The outlook is good: By 2033, age 90 will be the new 40

May 26, 2023

The creators of a new program that aims to “reboot” your biological age say that, within a decade, people who live into their 90s could feel as if they are in their 40s, thanks to rapid advances in the longevity field, reports Newsweek.

The program and accompanying app, which launched last September, were developed by Great Age Reboot, led by Dr. Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer emeritus at the Cleveland Clinic, and by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Corey Bridges.

The aim of the program and app is to encourage users to develop healthy habits that will help reduce their physiological age—enabling them to feel younger than their calendar age.

“The goal of the program is to enable you to stay younger and stay on top of discoveries in the longevity field while not being misled,” Roizen, who is a best-selling author, told Newsweek. “The aim is to help you avoid doing things that aren’t healthy and to help you consistently do things that are healthy.

“Sometime in the next ten years, we think you’re going to be able to—because of the exponential advances in 14 areas of aging mechanism research—reboot yourself; so that if 60 is now the new 40, 90 will be the new 40,” he said.

Among the 14 areas of research that Roizen is particularly excited about is a technique called therapeutic plasma exchange, which involves removing blood plasma and exchanging it with donated blood products. In one notable study, this technique was shown to slow down several aspects of cognitive decline in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. In animal studies, it has been shown to reverse skin, pancreas, muscle, and cardiovascular aging.

In developing the app, the Great Age Reboot team analyzed thousands of scientific papers to help create the content, which includes short videos and articles, brain games, and other activities. Each user’s experience is customized to that person, and the app even includes a feature that enables physicians to monitor the progress of their patients.

“What we’re doing is building on Mike’s life mission,” Bridges told Newsweek. “It’s not about extending your life, so you have 30 more years in the nursing home. It’s about giving you 30 more years in your prime so you can do whatever it is that you love, whatever it is that fuels you.”

He continued: “The app is interactive in the sense that it learns about your progress, learns what your starting point is, listens to you about what you want to focus on in a prioritized way to turn back the clock. It seeks to inform and inspire you.”

The app focuses on improving habits in several major areas of life that research has shown are key to longevity, such as stress management, diet, physical activity, sleep and brain health.

When it comes to stress management, the most important thing, according to Roizen, is having “posse and purpose”—i.e., cultivating friends and having a purpose.

In terms of nutrition, Roizen said, “food is a relationship, so you should only eat food you love but that also loves you back.”

He continued: “And with that, eating in the right time, the right amount and doing five days every quarter of decreased food intake. So, five days of 750-calorie-intake resets your aging markers to a younger self—every one of them that we know of.”

other major component of the app’s focus is physical activity, which has been shown to make a difference in how long and well you live. Key activities include cardiovascular workouts, resistance training, and jumping, as well as walking, according to Roizen.

“There is validation in the 10,000 steps a day [goal],” he said. “It’s the inflection point on chronic disease development. Although it was developed by a Japanese pedometer maker, it actually has valid data.”

When it comes to brain wellness, Roizen said, there are more than 30 things you can do to slow your rate of brain aging, such as playing speed of processing games or consuming a tablespoon and a half of olive oil every day.

“And with that goes the component of sleep—getting rid of brain waste as you sleep longer and better,” Roizen said.

The longevity expert also pointed to several supplements that have been shown in randomized, controlled trials to have a benefit on physiological aging. One example of this is phosphocreatine.

“Phosphocreatine is used by young people to build muscle,” Roizen said. “It’s very rarely used by the elderly. But it’s been shown in randomized, controlled trials to not only build muscle in the elderly and help prevent the decrease in muscle mass as you get older but also to improve brain functioning.”

Subscriptions for the Reboot Your Age app cost $34.95 per month or $299.95 annually. You can try before you buy with a free ten-day trial.

Research contact: @Newsweek

Owner shocked by spoiled dog’s antics while he’s staying with ‘grandparents’

May 23, 2023

It’s often difficult for dog owners to leave their pets at home while they go on vacation, but rescue pup Myko was in very good hands when his ‘hoo-man’ left him with her parents for a couple of days, reports Newsweek.

Myko’s owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, knew that her rescue dog was having a blast with his grandparents as they sent regular updates of their antics. She told Newsweek that “Myko is obsessed with his ‘grandparents,’” and he will go to their house as often as four times a week to see them. “It’s like his second home, but we call it his vacation home,” she explained.

With that familiarity, there’s no doubt that Myko is happy to make himself comfortable. But when Myko’s mom arrived at the house to collect him, she couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw Myko standing on top of the table for attention.

She posted a video on his TikTok account (@mykomushroom) on May 12, joking that he can “do whatever he wants” at their house. The video of the dog being spoiled has received over 450,000 views and more than 44,000 likes since it was posted.

“They had just cleared the table because they had finished breakfast. There’s a bench nearby, so apparently he just used it to climb up on there. He was busy kissing and nuzzling them when I walked in, and they were loving every moment.

“Myko has such a big personality, he’s very human-like. It was just a really cute and funny moment. He does all kinds of funny things, so while it was definitely surprising, it was not off-brand for him. I wasn’t mad at all, it was adorable.”

Myko’s owner said a lot of social media users have related to the video, as
grandparents have “a bond unlike any other” with their human and canine grandchildren.

“It’s a bond that’s free any of the totally normal and understandable challenges that come with being a parent,” she continued. “They just get to have fun, be a safe place, and an escape—it’s pure love.”

The video has received many comments from understanding pet owners who have had their own similar experiences.

One person commented: “What happens at the grandparents’ house stays at the grandparents’ house. My mom has my babies spoiled rotten.”

Another person jokingly wrote: “They clearly have a favorite child.”

Research contact: @Newsweek

Rescued from a slaughterhouse, a sheep named Elvis is dubbed ‘Pet of the Week’ by Newsweek

August 31, 2022

Becky Schub had been volunteering for a non-profit that rescued sheep from slaughter and, when one sheep was rejected by its mom because of a latching issue, she instantly offered to bottle feed it. The little lamb was named Shiloh, and Schub instantly fell in love: “It all kinda fell into my lap from there,” she told Newsweek.

“Everyone knows that, with herd animals, once you have one, you’re going to need a friend for it—and that’s where my lengthy search for Elvis began,” said Schub.

Elvis, like Shiloh before him, was rescued from a slaughterhouse when Schub took him back to the ranch. A feral sheep at first, Elvis wanted nothing to do with humans, but after just a day spent with his new barn-mate, he was sold on Shiloh: “I was on cloud nine,” she explained: “I had finally found a companion for my lamb.”

He got his name Elvis from the first moment I saw him because he had the black pompadour and white body which resemble the Vegas-style coats the Elvis impersonators wear,” Schub remarked.

“When I picked up Elvis, he was in some pretty hard-to-see conditions. He was waiting to be sold for slaughter and they were fattening the lambs up tremendously to sell at the feed store.”

During his short life, Elvis already had been through three rounds of pneumonia, which had left permanent scarring on his lungs. He was later diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and allergies, which continue to be treated by Schub and a medical team.

She describes the sheep as the “star of the show—but in a modest way,” explaining that Elvis doesn’t take center stage or demand the limelight—but seems to love making people smile.

“He loves dressing up for each holiday,” explained Schub: “He hates when I have to take the costumes off. It’s hysterical.”

Schub hopes that sharing more about Elvis will help people to understand more about sheep: “They have just as much personality and spunk as a dog,” she explained.

“Oftentimes I find myself referring to Elvis as my Labrador. If only humans would give these creatures much more of a chance, … I think this world would have a lot more insight on a species that makes hands-down one of the greatest pets I’ve owned.

Research contact: @Newsweek

Trump committed ‘serious’ crime, if found to have used IRS as weapon, says Lawrence Tribe

July 11, 2022

A top legal expert has suggested it is “no coincidence” that former  FBI  Director  James Comey  and former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe—both of whom were both fired by former President Donald Trump—were selected for a rare and intensive audit by the Internal Revenue Service, reports Newsweek.

Comey and McCabe both were subjected to random tax audits in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

However, as noted by The New York Times, the odds of being selected for the audit is around one in 30,600, raising questions on the likelihood that two high-ranking FBI officials who were previously fired by Trump, and that the former wanted to prosecute, both happened to be chosen.

Responding to the news, Laurence Tribe, professor emeritus of Constitutional Law at Harvard University, dismissed the idea that both men were randomly selected and implied that Trump may have been using the IRS as a weapon against his foes.

“This kind of political targeting is a serious federal crime. No coincidence, for sure. Odds are 30,000 to 1,” Tribe tweeted.

Joe Scarborough, the co-host of  Morning Joe on MSNBC, who previously worked as an attorney, also suggested: “Did Trump use IRS to target Comey and McCabe? Looks like it.”

IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, who was appointed by Trump in 2018, declined to comment. The agency later said he had no role in selecting those subjected to the intensive audit.

 “As IRS commissioner, he has never been in contact with the White House — in either administration—on IRS enforcement or individual taxpayer matters,” the statement said. “He has been committed to running the IRS. in an impartial, unbiased manner from top to bottom.”

“It just defies logic to think that there wasn’t some other factor involved,” McCabe told CNN. “I think that’s a reasonable question. I think it should be investigated. People need to be able to trust the institutions of government and so that’s why there should be some… we should dig through this and find out what happened.”

In a statement, Comey added: “I don’t know whether anything improper happened, but after learning how unusual this audit was and how badly Trump wanted to hurt me during that time, it made sense to try to figure it out.

“Maybe it’s a coincidence or maybe somebody misused the IRS to get at a political enemy. Given the role Trump wants to continue to play in our country, we should know the answer to that question.”

When asked about the audits, Trump, via a spokesperson, told the Times: “I have no knowledge of this.” Trump has been contacted for further comment.

Research contact: @Newsweek

Mom cheating on husband with clown hired for her kid’s birthday sparks fury

July 1, 2022

An unusual post on Reddit by user mikesTHrowawayforme has attracted a very mixed reaction online and given a new meaning to the phrase “scared of clowns.” In the post, the writer describes how—after his wife insisted they hire a clown for their son’s birthday—she then cheated on him at the party with said clown, reports Newsweek.

My wife insisted on hiring a clown for my son’s birthday despite my protests because A) Who the f*** hires clowns anymore B) I have a (not aggressive but present) fear of clowns,” the user writes. “I gave in to my wife because I love her…The biggest regret of my life. She was pissy at me all day, she disappeared during the party around the same time as the clown was on break.”

At the request of other users, he goes into more detail. “Hmm okay I’ll try to keep my cool cause the whole thing feels so ridiculous and like i said initially is humiliating,” he writes. “I had noticed they were chatting in the kitchen right after his break, he was making her laugh (which i guess he’s paid to do) it didn’t seem overly flirtatious so I went bout enjoying the party.

“Only to return to the kitchen and neither of them were there, I wandered around the party looking for my wife not too concerned with where the clown was at all. Anyway, I eventually found her leave the direction of my study and she literally (this is where it gets ridiculous) had some clown makeup on her lip and cheek. I pointed it out to her, she wiped it off without an explanation.

“She escorted me away from the study. a few minutes later I was within eye-line of my study and the clown peaks his head out and waltzes out back to the party. He finished his shift but he seemed more distracted than the first half glancing over at my wife who was clapping with the children.

“Once the party ended I noticed something [peaking] out of the top of her dress. Now with warranted suspicion I took it out and it was the clown’s business card tucked into her bra…

“That’s when I confronted her and she confessed almost immediately.”

Research contact: @Newsweek

Why does my cat wag its tail?

June 21, 2022

A cat will often use its tail to convey emotions—swishing it from side to side or thumping it on the ground. Indeed, each wag may indicate a different mood, reports Newsweek.

It’s important to pay attention to what your cat’s tail is doing, along with the rest of its body language, animal behaviorist Zazie Todd recently told the magazine.

“If it’s only a small movement, and if it only involves the tip of the tail, most likely it’s just telling you that the cat is paying attention. If it’s a bigger, wider swish, then it’s most likely a distance-increasing signal—the cat would like more distance between [itself] and you.”

 Cats also have a “distance-decreasing signal,” said Todd, the author of “Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy” (Greystone Books, May 2022).

“There’s a lovely signal where they have the tail straight up, often with a little hook in it, at the top. This is a distance-decreasing signal—a sign that happens between friends, whether that friend is another cat or a person.”

What’s more, different cats use signals differently. In a recent interview, Dr. Gabrielle Fadl, medical director of Bond Vet in New York City, informed Newsweek that some swish their tail back and forth when they’re excited, while others do it when they’re unhappy.

“This could mean they are stalking prey or a toy, or maybe they are just watching a bird outside the window. In other cases, a cat indicates that they are annoyed or that they dislike something that is happening by swishing their tail,” she said.

Below, Vicki Jo Harrison, president of the International Cat Association, sets out her guide for interpreting tail wags and body language cues:

  • Low wagging tail: “A cat wagging its tail low is generally an indicator that scared or anxious,” according to Harrison, who adds. “The low wag may be accompanied with pinned-back ears and the cat’s body crouched low to the ground.”
  • Low wag, tail tucked between legs or wrapped around body: “If your cat’s tail is tucked between its legs, this indicates that it is really scared or may be experiencing pain. When you see this, end your interaction with your cat and ensure that your cat’s environment is free of stressors. (Note: If your cat crouches with their tail curled tightly around their body for more than a few days, then an evaluation by your veterinarian is warranted to rule out pain or illness.)
  • Slow or quick swish: “When your cat slowly swishes its tail from side to side, it may be intently focused on something like a toy or another animal. If its tail begins to swish quickly from side to side, it [may indicate that your cat is] feeling playful and ready to pounce. The quick swishing tail may be coupled with dilated pupils and forward pointed ears.”
  • Quick twitch: “If you notice your cat’s tail doing a short, quick twitch, it usually indicates they he or she is concentrating, hunting, playing, or mildly irritated. Cats typically display this language when they are window-watching a small animal or bird. The wagging is often accompanied by chirping or chattering.”
  • Quivering tail: “A tail quiver means they’re especially excited to see you or another cat. Your cat will approach you with their tail high up in the air and the tip will do a little quivering movement, similar to how a rattlesnake shakes its tail.”
  • Thrashing or thumping: “When your cat thrashes its tail it usually is annoyed or angry. If you’re petting your cat and [he or she starts] thrashing the tail, [he or she is] trying to tell you to stop. If you don’t, the thrashing tail may be a prelude to hissing, growling, swatting, or biting.”
  • Wrapping tail around owner: “When your cat wants to show you affection, he or she may wrap the tail around your hand, arm, or even neck.”
  • Fluffed-up tail: “The classic Halloween pose of a puffed tail and arched back indicates [that your cat is] startled, frightened, or in danger. This is a defensive reaction indicating that your cat wishes to be left alone. They generally do this during a confrontation. They are known to fluff up to try and make themselves look larger and scarier to a predator, which is why he or she will arch their back too.”
  • Waving tail while lying down: “Sometimes a cat wagging its tail may indicate that he or she is in pain or feeling unwell. If your cat’s lying down and waving its tail while also not behaving normally—like not eating or hiding—they should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible.”
  • Standing straight up: “When a cat’s tail is upright, it is feeling social and confident, and approaching in a friendly manner. If your cat approaches you with its tail up, this is a good time to pet or play with them.”
  • Question mark shape: Finally, our expert says, “A tail that looks like a question mark—it stands upright and curls at the end— indicates that your cat is happy. This is an invitation to interact with your cat.”

Research contact: @Newsweek

Mane event: White lion at China zoo struts unique mullet-like mane that he styles himself

June 8, 2022

A zoogoer in China recently photographed a white lion rocking a wild hairdo—and the eye-catching look has gone viral, reports People.

Newsweek, was the first to pick up the photo, taken during a May 28 visit to the Guangzhou Zoo. In it, the male lion has a mane that looks like a mullet hairstyle, featuring short bangs in the front and long voluminous pieces of fur falling down the back.

The photos originated from a zoo visitor’s Little Red Book (Xiaohongshu) before spreading across the Internet.

The Guangzhou Zoo denies it styles the white lion’s amazing mane. According to Newsweek, the zoo told the Chinese news outlet Guangdong that the animal’s hairstyle was “taken care of” by the lion himself and that keepers wouldn’t “dare” try to manage the big cat’s mane.

In its statement to Guangdong, the zoo added that the lion’s hairdo is accentuated by the humidity in the area.

Research contact: @people